Date of Birth: 04/22/1993
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 175 lbs
College Experience: Richland College
Resides: Kerrville, TX
The 2018 season marks Flores' 2nd season in professional baseball, both with the Explorers.
Flores began his professional career last season and turned in an impressive rookie campaign for the Explorers. Flores led the club in games pitched with 44 appearances out of the X’s bullpen, which was also tied for 5th most in the American Association. The hard throwing righty also led the Explorers pitching staff in strikeouts, accumulating 93 in just 78 innings pitched on the season. Flores finished the 2017 season with a 4-5 record to go along with 2 saves, owning a 4.27 ERA.
Prior to joining the Explorers, Flores pitched collegiately at Richland College in Dallas, TX. In 2016, Flores also played for the Savannah Bananas in the Coastal Plain League (collegiate summer baseball league) where he impressed going 4-0 with 3 saves and a 2.21 ERA. In 36.2 innings pitched, Flores allowed only 29 hits while striking out 42 batters. Flores also played in the fall of 2016 in the new Desert League for the Yuma Hammers where the righty held a 2.69 ERA in 20 innings pitched, accumulating 16 strikeouts.